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International Admissions and Recruiting

About Us

What We Do

Are you ready to explore what K-State has to offer?  Let us help!

We are here to guide you with the processes of applying to and attending Kansas State University. We can:

  1. Provide information about Undergraduate and Graduate majors that are offered at K-State.
  2. Represent K-State at recruitment fairs and international high schools around the world.
  3. Answer questions about the application process as well as the status of applications students have submitted.
  4. Process and admit Undergraduate international applicants.
  5. Send acceptance documents and pre-arrival information to students.

From answering questions to supporting you through the application process, we are ready to make your decision to study at Kansas State University an easy one! We even meet students at the Manhattan, KS airport at the start of our fall and spring semesters!

Who We Are

Anna Eaves - Student Communications
Logan Gauby - International Student Recruiter
Gary Wing Sing Leng - Student Assistant
Oscar González Rosas - Senior Administrative Assistant
Anna McCullough - International Student Recruiter
Amy Hall - International Admissions Specialist
Naho Nagai - International Admissions Specialist
Kristin Oberheide - Director
Mary K. Pyle - External Relations
Matthew Sullivan - Student Assistant
Jasmine Tuitt - Administrative Assistant
Yepiao Yu - Student Assistant

 

See below for more about us and to view our contact information!

 

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Anna EavesStudent Communicationsanna33@ksu.edu

Anna

 

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My Education:
I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature from K-State.

My Hometown:
Although I was born in New Jersey, I spent almost all of my life in Manhattan, KS. It’s a great place to live and a great community to get connected with! 

My Hobbies:
I enjoy a lot of hobbies like reading, volunteering, painting, and going for walks.

My K-State Story:
Because I grew up in Manhattan, I've known all about K-State since childhood. It’s always been the college I’ve wanted to attend so I could stay close to home. I started in Fall 2013, and since graduating, have enjoyed continuing to work for K-State!

My Work:
I oversee our student communication efforts and I'm happy to help students understand more about K-State and prepare to join the Wildcat Family!

Logan GaubyInternational Student Recruiterlmgauby@ksu.edu

Logan

 

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My Education:
I graduated from K-State in May of 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in General Human Ecology and a minor in Leadership Studies. 

My Hometown:
I am from a small, rural town about one hour north of K-State called Washington, Kansas. Washington has a population of roughly 1,100 people and where much of my family has called home for many generations!

My Hobbies:
I absolutely love traveling and meeting new and fascinating individuals – I feel very fortunate to be a member of the K-State International Admissions team getting to travel and work with students on a daily basis. In addition to traveling, I really enjoy running, reading, and watching movies.

My K-State Story:
I have been a K-State sports fan my entire life so making the decision to attend to K-State was an easy decision for me after I graduated from high school. Upon arriving to K-State in the Fall of 2008 I immediately found myself involved in a number of campus organization including Greek Life, the Interfraternity Council, and intramural sports. I was able to experience first-hand the exciting and welcoming community that K-State has to offer and I look forward to the opportunity to of being able to share this with future K-Staters, as well!

My Work:
When I was an undergraduate student at K-State I loved to share my enthusiasm for K-State with others and now I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to get to do so on a daily basis as an integral part of my career! K-State has been a home-away-from-home to me for many years and I am excited to be able to carry on the K-State legacy by helping new students find their place within the K-State family.

Amy HallInternational Admissions Specialist
amyhall@ksu.edu

Amy

 

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My Education:
I have a Bachelor’s in Art History with minors in English and Italian Studies. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in College Student Development from K-State.

My Hometown:
Monett, Missouri – a small small town in the southwest corner of Missouri in the middle of the Ozark Mountains.

My Hobbies:
I love to spend time outside and explore different nature areas in the Flint Hills. I have a passion for learning about all different types of art and ways to be creative in your everyday life. I also enjoy collecting original artwork and shopping for antiques.

My K-State Story:
Before coming to K-State, I worked with a small intensive English program on the campus of Truman State University and for the ESL Program at the University of Iowa. I started at K-State in 2016 in the International Student and Scholar Services Office. As soon as I got to campus, it felt like home.

My Work:
I love working with international students and guiding them through the process of applying to and thriving at K-State. Specifically I process applications and documents submitted to IAR so that students can become official members of the Wildcat Family!

Gary Wing Sing Leng

Student Assistantintladmit@ksu.edu 

Gary

 

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My Education:
I am currently in my 3rd year as a junior in Kansas State University. I am majoring in Economics and minor in Statistics.

My Hometown:
I grew up in a small city called Puchong in the state of Selangor, Malaysia.

My Hobbies:
I love watching movies and listening to music.

My K-State Story:
My parents were Wildcats and they are still Wildcats! I dreamt to be a part of the K-State family from all the stories I heard from my family since young. So I decided to come to the States and be a part of the Wildcat family. 

My Work:
I am an international student myself. I would love to help fellow international students who are applying to K-State, and be a resource for information about admission applications procedures to K-State. 

Oscar González RosasSenior Administrative Assistantoscargr@ksu.edu

Oscar

 

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My Education:
I graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor’s in Hispanic Studies and a minor in American Ethnic Studies in 2011.

My Hometown:
I was born and raised in Mexico City or Federal District, home of approximately 21.2 million. Yes, pretty hectic but interesting place to visit!

My Hobbies:
Out of all the hobbies I have, watching my beautiful daughter smile is my number 1 hobby. I also love traveling and crossfit as I am really competitive.

My K-State Story:
I came to K-State to pursue my education and decide to stay after I found out the great and welcoming atmosphere that Manhattan offers to families and students.

My Work:
As a K-State non-traditional student, having a native language that was not English, and coming from another country, I experienced firsthand all the challenges that international students have to face while studying in another country. I decided to join the International Admissions and Recruiting team in order to help all the international students make them feel at home since I know what is like to be away from home.

Anna McCulloughInternational Student Recruiteratmccull@ksu.edu

Anna

 

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My Education:
I received my bachelor's in history from Baker University in Kansas, and my master’s and PhD in ancient history from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. I also am certified in TEFL/TESOL, and taught English in Alexandria, Egypt, and Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

My Hometown:
I’m a proud native Kansan! I consider Topeka and Auburn to be my hometowns, but I claim ancestral rights to Arma as well.

My Hobbies:
Traveling is my first and greatest love in life, and I’m so lucky that it is an integral part of my job as an international recruiter! As a history nerd too, I love to volunteer with local history organizations and do historical research. I also play tennis, read, hike, and dote on my two cats.

My K-State Story:
Growing up in rural Kansas, I had dreams of going to vet school at K-State, and attended K-State Open House events regularly. But my interests took me down a different path, and I am now thrilled to be part of K-State in a different way! The strong sense of community, the friendliness of the people, and the beauty of the campus and area are unique. I’m so proud to be part of K-State, and look forward to contributing to its tradition!

My Work:
Learning about other cultures and new perspectives is very important in a globalized world. As an international student recruiter, my job is just one part of that process. I love helping new students discover K-State, because as much as they learn from being here, K-State learns and benefits just as much. Helping make those connections is the best part of my job!

Naho NagaiInternational Admissions Specialistnaho@ksu.edu

Naho

 

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My Education:
B.S. in Horticultural Therapy within the College of Agriculture at Kansas State University. M.S. Higher Education and College Student Development with an emphasis in Administration at Kansas State University.

My Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan

My Hobbies:
Taking care of my plants (interior plants especially), watching the Food Channel, playing with my kids, and doing yoga.

My K-State Story:
After I earned my degree in Horticultural Therapy at K-State, I enjoyed working with various age groups with physical or mental challenges within a healing environment of gardening and nature. Meanwhile, I got a part-time job at a Japanese study abroad agency. I started to assist Japanese students who want to come to K-State. I also supported them to graduate and find a job successfully. During this job, I got to know many faculty and staff at K-State. They were very passionate and generous people with passion for helping international students. Now, I am happy to work as part of this team.

My Work:
My goal is to assist students to enter K-State smoothly. I provide them speedy and accurate services and want them to feel the excitement to come to K-State for academic study. My favorite work is hearing from students about their culture, history, first expression of Kansas, and dreams in the future!

Kristin OberheideDirector

keokeo@ksu.edu

Kristin

 

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My Education:
I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology and German from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University. I’m currently working on my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso.

My Hometown:
Troy, Michigan, near Detroit. I was actually born in Manhattan (but the wrong one – in New York). :)

My Hobbies:
I am a film and TV documentary addict. I listen to a lot of different types of music and enjoy live shows and concerts.

My K-State Story:
I came to Kansas and K-State in August 2014 after working in different capacities in international education. The university and city community here is super welcoming. I’m learning about all the awesome opportunities K-State has to offer!

My Work: 
I love discovering commonalities and differences in perspectives and experiences of people I work with, both colleagues and students. Also, I am into nerdy stuff like policy, process, and assessment.

Mary K. PyleExternal Relationsmkpyle@ksu.edu 

Mary

 

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My Education:
I graduated from Drake University in Des Moines with a BA in Journalism. 
In between my freshman and sophomore year of college I traveled with the international singing group Up With People (UWP) and at that time UWP was affiliated with the University of Arizona (U of A) and I received additional college credit through the U of A.
I also feel that work experience contributes greatly to one's education.
My past work expertise includes: 
Managing Director Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce World Trade Center
International Licensing Manager for Hallmark Cards 
International Tour Schedule /Promotions Coordinator for Up With People 

My Hometown:
I grew up In Des Moines, Iowa with three siblings and about a hundred cousins. I left Des Moines once I joined Up With People and then returned to complete my schooling at Drake University. After living in Kansas City for over 20 years before moving to Manhattan, KS. Our family considers Kansas City our second home.

My Hobbies:
I paint furniture and home decor pieces and participate in 2-4 art shows per year. It provides fascinating conversation and inspiration into people and cultures. My art philosophy is "Red is a neutral". I have a collection of fabric dolls from the countries I've traveled to.  Our children were my hobbies until they started college.

My K-State Story:
Hired in 2012 to the Office of International Programs as the Special Assistant to the Interim Associate Provost, I was responsible for collaborating with university deans, faculty, and staff to implement international initiatives. KSU established a Confucius Institute in 2015 and I directed logistics/events for the Grand Opening.  I organize and implement content and speakers for the university's longest running lecture series: The Vernon C. Larson Lectures and plan the annual International Education Week each November.

My husband Dave and I have two children that are students at KSU so I have the added benefit of enjoying their journey as well.

My Work:
My current role is advising and providing KSU's international recruiting agents with the marketing and communication tools they need in order to successfully recruit students to attend KSU. Being engaged with so many academic units across campus better prepares my for the many questions our agents will have about the university. Also being a parent of two current KSU students gave me the experience of the admissions process and questions posed by prospective parents.

Matthew Sullivan

Student Assistantintladmit@ksu.edu 

Matthew

 

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My Education:
I am currently enrolled as a student here at Kansas State majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. 

My Hometown:
I was born in Troy, New York. I then lived for a year in Venezuela before moving to North Carolina for about 7 years. I have been in Kansas for the last 12 years. 

My Hobbies:
My hobbies include playing golf, which is my favorite sport to play. I also love to travel, and hike, and try new things. 

My K-State Story:
Graduating high school, I did not know where I wanted to spend the next 4 years of my life. After visiting K-State I fell in love with the family atmosphere and the beautiful campus architecture. 

My Work:
As a student worker, I make sure that all applying international students have their correct documents turned in that will allow them to get admitted to the university. I help answer any questions they may have concerning admissions. 

Jasmine TuittAdministrative Assistantintladmit@ksu.edu 

Jasmine

 

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My Education:
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and International Studies from K-state.

My Hometown:
I was born in Georgia but I was a military child and moved around a lot so I don’t have a specific place I call home. I loved almost every place I moved to so each place still has a small piece of my heart.

My Hobbies:
I really like to read, volunteer and watch foreign television shows. I’ve really been more into Korean and Taiwanese shows lately. I also really love listening to music. I like all kinds of music and enjoy finding new songs from all around the world.

My K-State Story:
I moved to Kansas when my parents got stationed in Fort Riley and that’s when I first heard of K-state. Since I graduated from high school here in Kansas and wanted to become a veterinarian, K-State was the perfect place for me to come to. Even after changing my major, after being here for a few years, I love how nice everybody is, the atmosphere and just KSU in general!

My Work:
I make sure that international students have everything they need to be admitted to K-State. I also go to international events around campus to meet international students and share great experiences with them.

Yepiao Yu

Student Assistantintladmit@ksu.edu 

Yepiao

 

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My Education:
I am currently a junior student in K-State. I am studying Secondary Education and Spanish for my bachelor’s dual-degree, and I also minor in Japanese.

My Hometown:
I am from Shenzhen, China. It is a gigantic commercial city located in southeastern China with around 12 million people. There, you will be able to experience a typical weather called “East Asian rainy season” at the end of summer with intense humidity. 

My Hobbies:
Running and biking; playing ukulele and guitar; watching movies; exploring outdoors and traveling; taking pictures; playing Overwatch (my favorite game). 

My K-State Story:
I first came to K-State in the fall of 2015 as an exchange student. I got a bike at that time and rode all over Manhattan. I was attracted by the welcoming atmosphere and the language programs here, so I decided to continue my study in K-State. I have been learning a lot from all the awesome people I met here. K-State gives me opportunities to learn more about this world and to explore my own identity. 

My Work:
I organize all of the documents sent by international students who are applying to K-State. I make sure that they have all the required documents to be admitted, then I link their materials online to be further evaluated. I am ready to answer questions that international students might have, and help them with their application process.

Fairchild Hall

203A Fairchild Hall

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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Fairchild Hall

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Built in 1894, the building's namesake is George T. Fairchild, third president of what was then Kansas State College.

It is currently home to Research and Sponsored Programs, the Office of International Programs, and the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

You can find us on the second floor in room 203A, Upper Mezzanine!